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    The Dublin ferries argument again.... how many...

    The Dublin ferries argument again.... how many ferries have sunk in Dublin.... Zero... Many many people get rescued off Dublin mountains or along the shore line. What did UK SAR have in Portland for...
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    The question: can the AW139 make the tender...

    The question: can the AW139 make the tender requirement and I believe the answer is yes. for the Numbers:

    Approx BOW of UK AW139 AWSAR is 4800kg giving a useful load of 2200kg with MAUW of 7000kg....
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    The Range of responsibility along with the...

    The Range of responsibility along with the previous tender started the Aircraft must have ability to go to 200NM and remain there for 45min. The newer AW139 has over 4 hr endurance, that easily makes...
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    We have a CG of only 60 full time positions with...

    We have a CG of only 60 full time positions with ZERO aviation experience and a private company providing SAR. The cart before the Donkey! Only 3.5 years until the contract renewal!! I'm guessing...
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    and the S92 doesn't suffer from the same...

    and the S92 doesn't suffer from the same problem???
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    Do you LC have experience of operating with...

    Do you LC have experience of operating with helicopters? Its clear from the photo this is a hot load, that is a rotors running load!!!!
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    Not with the current GOC, he has no interest and...

    Not with the current GOC, he has no interest and did nothing in 2012 to help crews participate despite people being sent to final planning conference.
  8. Thread: Air Corps SAR

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    Just because YOU haven't seen it doesn't mean it...

    Just because YOU haven't seen it doesn't mean it hasn't happened!!

    Where have you seen Gov dissatisfaction with 139?? Why is it a 'shit platform', obviously no MH60 (isn't that what the Mil...
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    I said Joint Mil/Civi, say two bases Civi two...

    I said Joint Mil/Civi, say two bases Civi two Mil, there is lots of chat about Civi HEMS and wanting two AW139 (or sim) bases, as example put Bal/EIWF Mil and leave West Coast 2 139 + 92 (for those...
  10. Thread: Air Corps SAR

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    Air Corps SAR

    I see AW139 carrying out a SAR search IVO Finner yesterday. I've heard many rumours about possible AC SAR take over 2022, also reports they have upgraded all their 139s with SAR modes earlier this...
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    You obviously didn't read my post: My...

    You obviously didn't read my post:

    My opinion....

    What do we want at the end of those ten years:
    1. Ability to support our troops in any part of the World with weapons and supplies.
    2....
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    My opinion.... What do we want at the end of...

    My opinion....

    What do we want at the end of those ten years:
    1. Ability to support our troops in any part of the World with weapons and supplies.
    2. Ability to transport our troops to any part...
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    Everything of course boils down to trust and yes...

    Everything of course boils down to trust and yes you are prob correct in saying the AC trust the ARW because they do work close together, gaining that habitual association/trust/mutual understanding....
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    Agreed Air Corps should not be conducting HEMS....

    Agreed Air Corps should not be conducting HEMS. My guess is the the Army and Navy are not employing the Aircraft for the use they were purchased, Army just don't know how to use these asset. Navy are...
  15. Thread: Changing roles

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    Changing roles

    http://www.herald.ie/news/elite-army-and-gardai-in-twoday-exercise-dealing-with-is-terrorist-attacks-34483575.html

    New Joint Army/Gardai exercise.

    For some mature discussion:

    With the AW139...
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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35123356...

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35123356 Slab Murphy found Guilty in no small part to Heli raid on his house, just another example of Ops carried out often behind the scenes and without credit.
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    They Didn't say that wehen the AC went to Malta...

    They Didn't say that wehen the AC went to Malta and extracted Irish and English people from Libya.
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    Sorry are you talking about 10/20/30 years ago???...

    Sorry are you talking about 10/20/30 years ago??? How is that relevant. Was IS relevant is the capabilities now and the abilities of all crew and support services. Nobody cares what went on (or...
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    This comment proves you have absolutely no idea...

    This comment proves you have absolutely no idea about the operational capabilities and abilities of Air Corps crews front/back and on the ground, skills that are displayed daily. Give me any example...
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    A great idea and long overdue, however when I...

    A great idea and long overdue, however when I read this I know that more time and effort is prob going into this project than planning out the future and present problems in the Air Corps. This is...
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    Rumour, there will be no large contingent posted...

    Rumour, there will be no large contingent posted to Mali as there aren't enough in theatre assets = helicopters!! We have 5 AW139s perfect for the role doing nothing (1 for HEMS). Sad.
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    Rumour that Ireland will not commit to sending...

    Rumour that Ireland will not commit to sending troops to Mali as there is no in theatre support, meaning helis , yet we have 6 139 here begging to be used.
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    1. and 2. were completed many times each year....

    1. and 2. were completed many times each year. There was a plan to go to EX Hotblade in 2013 and then to Cold Response in 2014 with FW(CR14 only) and Heli, the DOD pulled the plug at the last min...
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    well its a fact that they do happen, prob not as...

    well its a fact that they do happen, prob not as much as they should!
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    Well sounds like you haven't had any experience...

    Well sounds like you haven't had any experience in dealing with complaints from studs around the Curragh. Trust me you don't want to be on the receiving end of one of those complaints. Flying around...
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